New Year’s

I wrote out a post last night asking about what little I did for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. However, it disappeared, and I was in no mood to write it all over again. Basically, my plans for New Year’s Eve fell through, watched football instead, and on New Year’s Day, I cooked my traditional meal of collard greens, black eye peas, ham, and cornbread. There was actually little preparation to be done, which is a good thing because I had a terrific migraine all day. I had written more than just that, but instead of recreating what I’d written before, I’m going to ask the questions I ended that post with. What did you do New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Do you have any New Year’s traditions and do they have any special meaning?

Here’s to a wonderful 2023!

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “New Year’s

  • Jim

    Joe, have the best year of your life. Life would be dull without you and your brilliant blog. I wish it would go main stream to affect the lives of the masses in a positive way. Sorry for being the boss.

  • Steve

    When I lived in Texas, as a child I often spent NYE with my grandparents. I remember watching or listening to recordings of Guy Lombardo and his band from NYC. Midnight in NY was 10pm in TX and we sang, toasted and went to bed! No real food traditions, just the obligatory black eyed peas, which I still despise. As an adult, I don’t do it anymore. My house, my rules. I do what I want! Lol! Fate be famed!

    My favorite memory of NYE was when I spent it in NYC with a friend. My first gay NYE in the city was wild and fun and nothing has compared since! I wore a wristband… and a smile all night!

    Happy New Year to you, with hopes for blessings, joy and love. Always!
    Your friend in PA,

  • iameverywhere1

    I was off all last week until today. I did very little which was enjoyable and still fulfilling. I’m not much of a cook so no black-eyed peas or collards or the other yummy stuff, so I went elsewhere to eat well.

    You were curageous in going back to Alabama and if I recall correctly it ended up going well? I’m glad you’re back in your safe haven which I’m tempted to say you prefer. I hope you get rid of the migraines very soon.

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